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I just picked up the title (still have to transfer yet) to an '89 FSB. From a casual glance these trucks look like they have a SFA, but Im finding it has a D44 IFS axle.

Ive done all the wheeling and off roading I want, Im finished with that for now, pretty much (Nothing hard core anymore).

What Im wanting to know, is the D44 IFS enough axle for me, as in being a daily driver and some casual off roading?

Are there any problems with it I should be aware of?

I *CANT* wait to get this beast on the road! Im driving an '89 S-10 Blazer (I was the creator of s10-4x4.com some years ago), but have learned that half shafts and CV joints & boots *SUCK*. Not to mention, I *need* a FSB for the family that grew since I got the S-10.

It has a bad 351W in it, I picked the truck up for $850, got an engine lined up already, will have another $550 in the truck after swapping my Blazer for the engine.

Ill get some pictures posted as soon as I can, havent even got it towed off the guys property yet. :)

Cheers all,
Andrew

Proud Ex-Owner: 1966 Ford Bronco Inline-6 170CID 3 on the tree 4.11 gears "The Mountian Goat"

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try a search this has been covered many times here. or do like I did because I also just bought a FSB and read all the pages on this forum ,you can go through them at the bottom of this screen.
 

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Hello

I am a noobie myself and have asked this question somewhat. Here is what I have been told: That the TTB (Twin Traction Beam) will do just fine for a dd and the occassionally wheeling. I have found on other sites that they just say the TTB is complete crap and all. But here (where FSB are the speciality) they have said it is fine and will hold up unless you get to crazy.

Just on a side note, you have just made me finally feel like I got a good deal for my fsb that I just got a month ago. I paid 800 for it all, not running, supposedly just needing a new dist. which is now up to at least a 200 part so far after this weekend it will be more. But I am not complaining because I have learned a lot so far from the various problems.
 

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I picked up a FSB at government auction, it was a '96 border patrol vehicle with a rancho 4" lift front and back, bilstiens, miriclemile hubs, lockers and some engine bolt ons for power. 5 years old with 160,000 miles! it still ran strong and the front end was still solid. Yup, a D44.
Others may disagree, but that is quite a diff.

My teenager managed to sieze the engine for me but the drive train is quite solid yet.
 

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there are some rigs here that are wheeled fairly hard with a TTB ... mine is and I'll be ready when it breaks, but it hasn't .. yet :thumbup
 

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Good to hear!

Well, thats all good news then! These *DAMN* S-10 trucks with CV & half shafts are a *nightmare*! I put almost a whole new front end under it less than 2 years ago, the damn thing rumbles and whines like its about to blow apart, and its my daily driver!

Im sick of the pathetic design, and if its not got a "real" axle underneth, I dont want it. Even though its a TTB, its at least not as poor a design as half shafts/chunks and the like!

Thanks for the response and the warm welcome! I think I just found a new hangout! :)

Cheers,
Andrew
 
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